Filmed on location in the land of Israel, this program teaches Christians about the original culture and intended meaning of the biblical text in the places the biblical stories actually took place.
First Century Foundations is a Canadian registered charitable organization. Since 1985 we have been raising prayer and financial support to help the people of Israel—Jewish, Arab and International alike. At the core of First Century Foundations is our humanitarian aid in the land of Israel. We believe in demonstrating the love of God through practical and humanitarian efforts and support over 70 ministries in Israel who are reaching out to their communities through services such as food and clothing distribution, support for single mothers and help for Holocaust survivors. These ministries provide to a range of nationalities including refugees and immigrants from Sudan, Russia and neighbouring Arab countries. Often people find Christ through the works of these ministries. 90% of First Century Foundations’ designated donations go towards supporting the needy in Israel.
Founded in 1985 by Clyde and Marion Williamson, the ministry is now led by Jeff Futers who has served as the Executive Director of FCF since 2016. Jeff has been an ordained minister since 1990 and has a Bachelor of Theology from Master’s College and Seminary. Jeff’s love and passion for the land, the people and the God of Israel is evident in his presentations especially when challenging congregations or groups about the many ministries in Israel that First Century Foundations supports. He has a vision to call attention to the importance of believers in Jesus the Messiah blessing God’s chosen people and praying for Israel and for the peace of Jerusalem. He has authored a book entitled “Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem” and is also the host of the television show “First Century Foundations.” Jeff is married to Sharon and together they are blessed with two great kids, Austin who is married to Amanda, and Alana. They also have a beautiful granddaughter, Addison.